A man who backs tails in a game of "two up."
TAKE A PULL.
TAKE A TUMBLE.
Arrive at a sudden understanding.
TAKE THE COUNT.
To be knocked out or killed.
TAKE TO THE TALL TIMBER.
Demand; interrogate; borrow.
A Girl. Apparently a corruption of sweetheart.
Term commonly applied to the [F]ullerphone in the forward area when there was a possibility of being overheard by the enemy.
TEAR OFF A LUMP.
To apply a verbal castigation; abuse; tell home truths to.
THE THREE ONES.
A reference to the statue of Nelson in Trafalgar Square. The Square was known to Australians as a favorite meeting place; and called the Three Ones Hotel. The "ones" are Nelson's one arm, one eye and one posterior orifice.
THROW A SEVEN.
To die. Probably arose from dicing. It was impossible to throw a seven spot: it is humoriously [sic] called a shooting case to do so if it were possible.
THROW SIX AND A HALF.
Almost to die.
A Discharge from the Army. A Pilots certificate (Airmans)
See "Tell off."
Extract a loan; wound.
Magazine of rifle.
A flat steel helmet for protecting the head against shrapnel bullets.
An effeminate man.
The preserved meat issued to the troops.
TIP THE WINK.
A long distance shell.
Trench mortar. Signal pronunication of the initial letters.
TOGGED THE KNOCKER.
An English Soldier.
TOO RIGHT; TOO TRUE.
A Portuguese Soldier (Private)
Quickly; immediately; "At the toot" - at once. Corruption of the French "Toute de suite."
TOP: to go over the
To go over the parapet of the trench, to take part in an attack. "Top Hole" - First Class; excellent, the very best Top stroke. The highest section of plating on the body of a submarine.
TOUCH - to touch with death.
To have a close shave; to touch lucky, to have a stroke of luck. A near shave.
TOP OF THE HOUSE.
Number 99 in a game of "House."
"6/- a day tourists" used as a term of derision for the privates of the A.I.F. particularly to the volunteers of 1914, because it was alleged by some that they expected the war to end before they could be fit to take the field, and therefore enlisted merley [sic] for the pay and opportunity to travel.
Track Bullets [??]
To partake an amorous enterprise with honorable intentions.
Very well; good. From the French "tres biens."
A man who boasts of his wealth in Australia or his position in private life.
See "Tray Beans."
TRICK THE BOOKS.
Deceive; defeat by a scheme.
TRIPE ROARED OUT.
An experience eg. "a rough trot" - a bad time.
A rude or disorderly person.
TUMBLE take a
To suddenly become aware of a joke against one-self or a mistake that one is making.
Refuse; reject; ignore.
A lucky event.
A Salute. In the slang sense used in reference to the personal salute.
To change one's course of conduct.
TWO EYES RIGHT.
Certainly. See "Too Right."
The most popular game in the A.I.F. The betting was on whether the spinner would toss the pennies on the "kip" in such a way that upon striking the ground their heads or tails would be uppermost. Large sums of money were won and lost in this way.